How far does letting go really go? How many things are there shut away in the cluttered closets of our minds? How much cleaning house before who we really are is revealed? Let me share with you an experience I had during a period of group meditaiton. A visualization technique was being used. We were asked to simply visualize letting go of anything negative in our lives. We were not to be specific - just let go. Our visualization was to be a hot air balloon floating away with all of our negativity in it. We were to visualize it moving farther and farther away until it became so small it disappeared.
My expereince became a bit more complicated. I was deeply into the meditation, and suddenly there was more than one balloon. And then there were ballons floating away with dumpsters attached under them. These were dumpsters full of things I needed to let go of. After a while the sky was completely filled with these large dumpsters being carried away by hot air balloons. Well, I have long known that my higher self has a real sense of humor, but this reaveled to me a great truth about myself. There will never be just one hot air balloon that will carry all of my negativity away. One balloon and done will never be the case. I have a lifetime of work to do. To do every day. Letting go is a daily commitment.
The path is first to be willing. Become open to letting go. Let go of your past; let go of what the world thinks you should be; let go of your worries; let go of resentments; let go of your opinions of others. The let go list goes on and on. I suspect that everyone's sky has the potential to be filled with balloons carrying away dumpsters full of things let go of. As one lets go the next step is to allow God's peace to fill all the space left by having let go of all that was negative. Be willing to let go and ask God to come in. It is the perfect solution to every problem.
(I behold the Divine Presence as you)
Gene Ford Runnels